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ERIC Number: EJ1212588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3031
The Emergence of Relay Graduate School
Mungal, Angus Shiva
Issues in Teacher Education, v28 n1 p52-79 Spr 2019
This article traces the political, historical, and ideological roots of the Relay Graduate School of Education. Relay represents a more current iteration of alternative teacher preparation programs and emerged from the earlier partnerships between education schools and independent alternative programs (Mungal, 2012). These programs have become major producers of teacher candidates, attracting a significant number of teaching candidates who enter into the teaching profession and bypass university-based education schools. This article informs the field of teacher preparation on the emerging phenomenon of Relay Graduate School of Education. Unaffiliated with university-based education schools, Relay bypasses education schools and is allowed to confer a Masters of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) through state organizations such as the New York State Board of Regents and other equivalent state agencies. In this article, the author first describes the origins for this study in the research design. Second, he contextualizes teacher preparation in the United States, historically, politically, and ideologically as well as describe the conditions in which modern alternative teacher preparation programs took hold. Third, he explores the origin of Teacher U and its partnership with the charter school networks, and the emergence of Relay and its partnership with Teach For America. The author also reports on methods that Relay uses in the classrooms and captures the critiques of Relay. Finally, he assesses the role of Relay and its implications for teacher education. This historical analysis ultimately suggests that the role and relevance of Relay Graduate School is growing at a fast rate yet is still largely unnoticed among educators, education schools and to a much larger degree, the general public.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)